Thursday 18th July

The Jazz Café, Cam­den

7pm — 10.30pm 

To com­mem­or­ate its release in the US after almost 30 years, Brins­ley Forde and Den­nis Bovell will per­form the soundtrack to their cult clas­sic Babylon live at the Jazz Café this sum­mer.

Fran­co Rosso’s incen­di­ary Babylon had its world première at Can­nes in 1980 but went unre­leased in the U.S. for “being too con­tro­ver­sial, and likely to incite racial ten­sion”, that is until now.

Raw and smoul­der­ing, the film fol­lows a young dance­hall DJ (Brins­ley Forde, front­man of land­mark Brit­ish reg­gae group Aswad) in South Lon­don as he pur­sues his music­al ambi­tions, bat­tling fiercely again­st the racism and xeno­pho­bia of employ­ers, neigh­bours, police, and the Nation­al Front.

The soundtrack has become icon­ic in its own right, with Dizzee Ras­cal sampling Forde in his own track ‘Can’t Tek No More’.

Open­ing the show on the night will be Lon­don dance­hall star Kiko Bun.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.